Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by John Pryor
Auditions: August 30 & 31, 2021
Performances: October 7 – 10, 2021
Auditions for Ardmore Little Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Dixie Swim Club” written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, will be Monday and Tuesday, August 30 and 31, 2021 at 7:00pm at the Goddard Center. Please enter by the stage door on the North side of the building. Scripts are available in the ALT box office, but please remember ALL scripts must be returned to ALT the first night of auditions. Volunteers are always welcome to work on sets, costumes, props, box office and other backstage areas. Everyone is encouraged to participate. You do not have to be a member of ALT to be involved in the production.
John Pryor will be directing this comedy for Ardmore Little Theatre. John has previously directed “The 39 Steps”, “Inspecting Carol”, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Of Mice and Men”. He has also appeared in several shows for ALT; “Young Frankenstein”, “Tuna Does Vegas”, “Inherit the Wind” and “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” just to name a few. Performances will be October 7 – 10, 2021 at the Goddard Center. All performances are at 7:00pm, except for the Sunday matinee at 2:30pm.
SYNOPSIS: Five Southern women, whose friendships began decades ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. They meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. This is a story about five unforgettable women…a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.
This production will utilize a cast of five women, each of whom will need to be able to portray age progressions over 33 years, from their 40s through their 70s, credibly and seamlessly.
SHEREE HOLLINGER – the perennial team captain, is practical, supportive and a fount of boundless energy. Never without her to-do lists or Pocket Scheduler, her tendency to be hyper-organized occasionally drives her friends a bit crazy. She’s the eternal tomboy, a health nut and an all-American mom who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her family.
DINAH GRAYSON – the wise-cracking over achiever of the group, has fought her way to the top and relished the view. A lawyer in the biggest and most prestigious law firm in Atlanta, Dinah excels at everything…except romance. Armed with a dry martini and an even drier sense of humor, Dinah seldom reveals her softer side as she tackles life head-on.
LEXIE RICHARDS – a true Southern belle who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the vain, youth-obsessed event planner for a chain of four-star hotels. She has never shied away from the occasional nip or tuck and keeps her cosmetic surgeon on speed dial. Enjoys being married — over and over and over again. Lexie can be counted on to share wild and hilarious tales of her romantic exploits.
JERI NEAL MCFEELEY – is the ditzy ray of sunshine of the group. She’s perky and naïve and always sees the positive side of everything. Having been a nun for many years, Jeri Neal has been protected from life’s seamier side. Even though she appears to be predictable on the surface, Jeri Neal, recently relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia, continually makes life choices that surprise and amaze her friends.
VERNADETTE SIMMS – is a hard luck case if there ever was one. Marriage and motherhood came shortly after college, a dark cloud has hovered above her ever since. A public school teacher, with limited finances and a problematic home life in Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina, Vernadette is self-deprecating by necessity. She faces her tribulations with gallows humor and the unwavering support of these lifelong friends.
THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB
Is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Dramatists Play Service.